The Book of Life

The Book of Life: Family Bibles in America

Beginning in the late eighteenth-century, Bible publishing houses began to market a new brand of the King James Bible: The Family Bible. The Book of Life: Family Bibles in America tells the history of the illustrated Family Bible in America and the new innovative features it contained which helped each family personalize their Bible. Join Dr. Tricia Pongracz, Director of Curatorial Affairs at MOBIA, as she describes the elaborate illustrations and unique family stories which can be found in the pages of the Family Bibles on display.

6 Bibles are discussed in this two-part series.